Passionfruit Flower: Flower of the Day, Apr 1, 2017


No more audacious flower, in my estimation.

14 thoughts on “Passionfruit Flower: Flower of the Day, Apr 1, 2017

  1. Pekebun

    I love the beautiful Passiflora & have always been intrigued by its folklore (best described by Wikipedia):
    The “Passion” in “Passion Flower” refers to the Passion of Jesus in Christian theology.
    The pointed tips of the leaves were taken to represent the Holy Lance.
    The tendrils represent the whips used in the flagellation of Christ.
    The ten petals and sepals represent the ten faithful apostles (excluding St. Peter the denier and Judas Iscariot the betrayer).
    The flower’s radial filaments, which can number more than a hundred and vary from flower to flower, represent the crown of thorns.
    The chalice-shaped ovary with its receptacle represents a hammer or the Holy Grail.
    The 3 stigmas represent the 3 nails and the 5 anthers below them the 5 wounds (four by the nails and one by the lance).

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I love the green ones. All of your photos are so amazing. Tried to comment but they made me join Flikr..then found I already had an account but had to find the password.. then had to change the password. By then I’d lost your flikr page..One of those spellings must be right. I’ll try again. Do you have a blog?

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      1. lwbut

        As much as i’d love to claim credit – the photos are not my own! I just searched for the nellie kelly variety on google as i had heard it mentioned often here but never seen one in Perth. The pic i copied the link to was on flickr but i’m not registered. I do have a few pic on my wordpress blog of the flowers i do have. You should be able to click my link name lwbut or search for lovewillbringustogether on wordpress.



  2. ol us

    I have a Passion Fruit the plant is doing well and giving lot of flowers. I do hand pollinating them but none of the ones I have pollinated have developed fruits. Passion flower is a gorgeous flower, but it ‘s likely that the flower is a weed for me. ((

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I had the vines growing all over the fence outside my bedroom sliders and loved the flowers, but they never fruited, either. The leaves became infested by butterfly larvae and were so ugly that I finally removed all the vines. Too bad, as I love the flowers, but yes, they were invasive.



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